You, your students, and your community are invited to the upcoming presentation at North Platte High School by Kevin Hines. Kevin is an author, documentarian, advocate and suicide, attempt survivor. Kevin survived a jump off of the Golden Gate Bridge and has dedicated his life to awareness, education, and hope. His powerful message is inspiring, uplifting, and, at times, humorous.
Here are a few clips of Kevin telling his truth:
This presentation is free and open to the public
There are two sessions: On Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Times: 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Where: North Platte High School, Performing Arts Center, 1220 West 2nd Street, North Platte, Nebraska
Presented by: Great Plains Health
North Platte Public Schools Awards Staff Member of the Month for November
The North Platte Public Schools Foundation in conjunction with North Platte Public Schools is excited to
announce that we are honoring Misty Brown as the NPPS Bulldog Staff member of the month
for November. Misty works in the custodial department and has worked for North Platte Public Schools
for just over a year. She works primarily at North Platte High School, but also subs in various buildings
throughout the district.
Lori Coburn, Facilities Director for North Platte Public Schools nominated Misty for the award. “Misty has
a positive personality and always has a smile,” said Coburn. She is a team player and always receives
positive feedback when she substitutes throughout the district. Misty is making a difference by helping
others, doing little extras and interacting positively with our students.”
Misty told the foundation that the kids are the best part of her job. She loves seeing them laugh and learn.
“They make me smile every day.” She said.
The November business sponsor was David Cain, American Family Insurance. Monthly Sponsors give
honorees a gift basket. The Foundation provides balloons and a gift card to the NPHS Bulldog Store and
Prairie Friends and Flowers delivers a bouquet.
The North Platte Public Schools Foundation facilitates the program and takes nominations from
principals and administration. Staff members are awarded monthly throughout the school year and will
be recognized at Education After Hours in the spring. Business sponsors are being sought for the 2019-
2020 school year. For more information, contact the North Platte Public Schools Foundation at 696-
The safety, security, and air quality for all students and staff are of utmost concern at North Platte Public Schools. The Board of Education and school administration have evaluated all school facilities and have identified safety and security concerns at three facilities and air quality issues at three facilities. The Board of Education and school administration consider improvements in these areas critical and purpose a continuation of funding through the current levy, pursuant to 77-3444 (2). This levy override is for $0.045 for 5 years. Patrons will not see a change in their current levy.
1. The safety, security, and air quality for our students, staff, and families are critical concerns for the district.
2. This levy of $0.045 will NOT change the current levy
3. This override will be for 5 years only
4. The public will be invited to open meetings to learn more locations and dates TBD
Schools Identified with Safety and Security Needs
North Platte High School, Buffalo Elementary, and Jefferson Elementary
Schools Identified with Air Quality Improvement Needs
Eisenhower Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, and McDonald Elementary
Safety and Security
North Platte High School
Air Quality Improvements
Air Quality Improvements are defined as updates to HVAC systems as well as enhancements to doors and windows. Maintaining constant temperatures, eliminating exposure to allergens, and avoiding open windows and doors will assist in the insurance of safe, healthy, and secure learning environments. Three of our schools have been identified of needing these enhancements for our students, staff, and families who frequent the facilities: Eisenhower Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, and McDonald Elementary.
October: Discuss with Finance Committee
November: Present Proposal at Board Meeting
December: Board of Education vote on Proposal
January: Public Meetings – to be determined
February: Public Meetings – to be determined
March: Patron Vote - Mail in ballot
April: To Be Determined
May: Primary Election
KIDS KLUB SUMMER ACADEMY REGISTRATION
DATE: THURS. MARCH 12th, 2020
TIME: 8 AM- NOON @ Lincoln School
200 W. 9th St.
May 21: 8-Noon student-only orientation @ Jefferson School
May 27-July 21: 8-5:30/closed July 3
Hello friends and families... I would take this opportunity to thank the students, staff, and parents & guardians for all your hard work and support in taking North Platte Public Schools from good to great.
On October 9, 2019, the Nebraska Department of Education recognized North Platte Public Schools as a great school district. We are very proud to share this great news with you.
Please check out the October Superintendent Briefing for more information regarding the great things occurring in the district.
Do you have a child under 8 years old? Would you like to win one of eight $50 gift certificates for a few minutes of your time? The North Platte Communities for Kids Committee asks you to fill out this survey to help us learn more about early childhood care and education needs in North Platte. It is for parents with children under the age of 8 who live in North Platte or commute to North Platte for work. To access this survey, scan the QR code or enter this address https://tinyurl.com/
North Platte Public Schools Awards Staff Member of the Month for October
The North Platte Public Schools Foundation in conjunction with North Platte Public Schools is excited to announce that we are honoring Brian Jahnke as the NPPS Bulldog Staff member of the month for October. Mr. Jahnke has worked for North Platte Public Schools helping special needs students for 24 years. He is the Adapted Physical Education Teacher for the district.
Mr. Jahnke does all he can to help his students and recently introduced a more inclusive model of teaching that lets the students interact with their peers. In 2018, The Society of Health and Physical Educators of Nebraska awarded Jahnke the recipient of the Nebraska Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Peggy Romshek, Special Education Director, nominated Jahnke for the award.
“When thinking of the words that describe Mr. Jahnke, I would say that he is positive, hard-working, upbeat, driven and a constant advocate for students with special needs. He is also the students’ biggest cheerleader.” Said Romshek.
The October business sponsor was Steven Rhoades, Farmers Insurance. Monthly Sponsors give honorees a gift basket. The Foundation provides balloons and a gift card to the Bulldog Store at NPHS, and Prairie Friends and Flowers delivers a bouquet.
The North Platte Public Schools Foundation facilitates the program and takes nominations from principals and administration. Staff members are awarded monthly throughout the school year and will be recognized at Education After Hours in the spring. Business sponsors are being sought for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information, contact the North Platte Public Schools Foundation at 696-3325.
North Platte Public School District is excited to release our new AQuEST rating for the academic year 2018-2019 of 'Great.'
Job Vigil of the North Platte Telegraph and Jace Barraclough of KNOP-TV sat down with our very own Vikki Carlson and Trent Benjamin, directors of teaching and learning in secondary and elementary, yesterday to discuss the details of this rating.
All – 8:00 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Madison – 7:50 a.m. – 3:07 p.m.
Adams – 8:15 a.m. – 3:26 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday – 8:05 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Wednesday – 8:05 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.